The Boston Celtics are not at full strength.
According to Jared Weiss of The Athletic, Boston’s “The President” Malcolm Brogdon (guard, 193 cm, 104 kg) has suffered a right arm injury.
The injury was confirmed in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat on 18 January. He has been playing through the injury since then. Brogdon, who had previously been a big contributor off the bench, has struggled in this series.
He is averaging 8.5 points (.353 .214 .778), 3.3 rebounds and two assists in 24.5 minutes per game in four games this series. In the first two games of the series, he averaged 16 points per game, and he was also a solid +5 in those two games. In Game 2, he was even better, posting a +10. Boston actually lost the first two games to Miami in close games.먹튀검증
However, Brogdon has cooled off significantly in the last two games of this series. In Game 3, he was held scoreless despite playing more than 18 minutes. In Game 4 on the 24th, he added just three points. He took 11 shots in that span, but only one went in for a score, and that was the only one that went in.
He’s been a standout this playoffs. In 15 playoff games, excluding the last two, he’s averaged 14.9 points (.450 .423 .829), 3.9 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in 28.2 minutes. He averaged 2.2 three-pointers per game on over 40 per cent shooting. Helped Boston reach the Conference Finals for the second straight year.
His regular-season performance was equally impressive. In all 67 games, he came off the bench to put up 14.9 points (.484 .444 .870), 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 26 minutes per game. This was the first time in his NBA career that he came completely off the bench, and while his scoring average was down from last season, his nutritional value was higher than ever. For that, he was named Sixth Man of the Year this season.
Meanwhile, Boston has been plagued by injuries this season. Danilo Gallinari, a summer acquisition, is out for the season. In addition, Brockdan has been injured at key times. Despite Galinari’s injury, the Red Sox made it to the third round of the playoffs, but Brodan’s injury early in the series set the tone by dropping the first two games in a tight series.